On May 5, 2022, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a new General License (General License No. 31) authorizing certain transactions related to patents, trademarks, and copyrights that would otherwise be prohibited by OFAC’s Russian sanctions. As a result of the issuance of the General License, firms again have the ability to make IP maintenance and renewal payments to the Russian PTO on behalf of their clients.